COMPETITION

STATE AID

  • State Aid Weekly e-News - No.15/19 - Covers from 12 to 25 April 2019

TRADE & CUSTOMS

  • Notice concerning the potential combined effects of anti-dumping or anti-subsidy measures with the safeguard measures on certain steel products 
  • Council Decision (EU) 2019/664 of 15 April 2019 amending Decision No 940/2014/EU as regards products eligible for exemption from or a reduction in dock dues
  • Answer given by Ms Malmström to a MEP written question - Columbian anti-dumping measures on EU frozen fries
  • DDG Wolff suggests members look at accessions as source of inspiration for WTO reform
  • WTO DDG Wolff: Food safety is a shared responsibility, building strong partnerships is essential
  • WTO Wolff welcomes timely and substantive discussions on trends in food safety and trade
  • Even US anglophiles warn the UK over trade talks - Dealing with an administration bent on selling any deal as ‘America first’ will be brutal - Financial Times

INTERNAL MARKET, INDUSTRY & GENERAL

  • Decisions adopted by the Commission by Written Procedure on 26.04.2019
  • Draft act: Commission Regulation (EU) No …/… of xxx amending Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) - Consultation period - 24.04.2019 - 22.05.2019
  • Promoting innovation: €33 million to help bring top-class projects to market

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • EBA adds MCD to its online Interactive Single Rulebook and QA tools

TAXATION

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL POLICY

  • Europe 2020 education indicators in 2018 - The EU has reached its target for share of persons aged 30 to 34 with tertiary education …only 0.6 pp away from the target for early leavers from education and training

ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Agenda of: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Climate change) of 03.05.2019
  • Seventh session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-7) (Paris, 29 April-4 May 2019) - EU coordination

HEALTH, FOOD & PRODUCT SAFETY

  • Vaccination: Time to speak out against disinformation! Statement by Vice - President Jyrki Katainen on European Immunisation Week - see the Eurobarometer report
  • Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report - Report 17 ( Published on: 26/04/2019)
  • Answer given by VP Jyrki Katainen to a MEP written question - A new study on the existing literature has concluded that there is an increased risk of cancer for populations exposed to glyphosate

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

AREA OF FREEDOM SECURITY JUSTICE

  • EU Justice Scoreboard 2019: results show the continuing need to protect judicial independence (IP/19/2232, Memo/19/2233)
  • Asylum applicants considered to be unaccompanied minors - Almost 20 000 unaccompanied minors among asylum seekers registered in the EU in 2018 - One fourth are Afghans or Eritreans

ECB & ECONOMY

FUTURE OF EUROPE & BREXIT

  • P&O takes legal action over no-deal Brexit preparations - Ferry group claims it was unfairly excluded from payments to cross-Channel rivals - Financial Times

FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Agenda for: Meeting of the Foreign Relations (Sanctions formation) of 15.05.2019
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/663 of 25 April 2019 amending for the 300th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida organisations
  • Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission and Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, met in Brussels for the 26th EU-Japan summit and issued a joint statement., see also IP/19/2248remarks by President Donald Tusk